Academic thesis

Anne-Sophie Bennke: Conservation of the canvas painting "Dead Representation of the Duchess Christiana of Sachsen-Merseburg" painted by an unknow Artist in 1701 from the inventory of the Merseburger Cathedral Treasury / Securing of paint layer on a very destructed textile Support and consideration to reinforce this fabric as to a restreching Back
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Abstract: The canvas painting "Dead Representation of the Duchess Christiana of Sachsen-Merseburg" was in extremely damaged and unsightly conditions. The damage in mainly due to a Long-time storage in a very humid enviroment and the entire canvas shows great shrinking and deformations. Especially the Support in the lower left Corner is very brittle. Moreover there are many tears. The work deals with the conservation as to a restretching. This includes the elimination of the deformations, securing pf paint layer on the brittle support. Furthermore it engaged concideration to reinforce the fragile support in order to arrange a Strip lining.


Keywords: Dead Representation, water damage, fragile support, strip lining, temporary securing, Cyclododecane
  • academic institution: Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof Dr. Ursula Haller; Dipl.-Rest. Karoline Danz
  • assistant Tutor:  Prof. Dipl.-Rest. Ivo Mohrmann
  • date:  2008
  • Language:  German
  • pages:  145
  • pictures:  156

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